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The popular Columbus–based organic shop has been selling across the country for years serves its organic scoops on the Southport corridor. Up to 30 flavors are available, including the classics as well as unusual creations such as Riesling poached pear sorbet, brambleberry crisp and chamomile. Jeni's sells ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt, but you won't see them organized that way on the chalkboard menu wall behind the counter. You will find flavors separated into three categories. Signature flavors are classics that are available yearround.Perennial flavors are seasonal batches that come back for a certain amount of time each year before going into hibernation. Limited edition flavors are one-time experiments that the Jeni's team masterminds on a whim. staffers are well-versed in the rainbow of flavors before them and happily answer questions. So ask—otherwise you may not know that Cloverton is a cheesecake-like flavor made with creamy Cloverton cheese from Ohio's Laurel Valley Creamery. Or that The Buckeye State is a combo of peanut butter and chocolate. Or that Loveless Biscuits & Peach Jam was inspired by the addictive biscuits at Nashville's Loveless Cafe. You can get a waffle cone full of just one flavor, but the best way to experience Jeni's is in a trio (three flavors in a bowl, $5.50) or sundae ($6.50-$7.50). The latter can include your choice of scoops topped with sauce (such as honey-butterscotch or salty caramel), toppings (cherries, whipped cream, smoked almonds) and gravel, which is basically crumbles of various tasty things (cookies, doughnuts, graham crackers).